Category Archives: Marketing

Profitable Internet Business Models


Once, San Francisco was the home of a startup that, well-funded initially, employed a bunch of engineers to realize designs of products submitted on-line.  Besides the ubiquitous, well-designed website, it staffed itself with an army of personnel to realize its … Continue reading

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The Dilemma Facing Internet Content Platforms


In a recent NY Times April 2017 article on Facebook’s content dilemma, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/magazine/can-facebook-fix-its-own-worst-bug.html?_r=0, the author didn’t really hone in on what has led to this strange situation.  From day 1, newly established Internet companies always relied on one major component … Continue reading

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What the New England Patriots could have taught Theranos!


In a well-known quote by Theranos’ CEO, Elizabeth Homes, she stated that “I think that the minute that you have a backup plan, you’ve admitted that you’re not going to succeed.” Of course, we all know what happened to her … Continue reading

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The New Wave of Entrepreneurship by Matt Swanson, Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Software Group – Toptal


​There is a multi-trillion dollar economy opening up to technology faster than ever. It has been driven by trends that have changed the nature of how entrepreneurs will be characterized going forward; specifically, industry executives will be the next wave … Continue reading

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The Uberization or digitizing of Consumer Products through Internet Strategy


The co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, in a TV interview, remarked that the right approach to establish an Internet company is to apply its information technology and adapt it to some consumer need.  I do believe that part of that … Continue reading

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The Long Term Costs in Ignoring regulatory or safety risks


The Silicon Valley ecospace historically revolves on the promotion and funding of software technology companies. In fact, the PWC Moneytree Report relates that over $10.7 Billion dollars were invested in California in 404 deals, of which approximately $7.2 billion was … Continue reading

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SemiCon 2016 and Internet of Things (IoT)


It is interesting to note that the constant IoT theme at SemiCon 2016 and the impact on the semiconductor market and the economy overall. But what these pundits tend to ignore that to justify IoT, that is just one element … Continue reading

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